2018 Wasatch IronPen Writing Marathon

2018 Wasatch IronPen Writing Prompt 

A woman in black pants and a red shirt running away from the viewer across the Utah Salt Flats under a big blue sky.

Photo credit: Elaine Casap on Unsplash 

Good luck, writers! Submissions are due Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Submit your pieces in person at the CWC on Library Square or online via Submittable.com.

Winners will be announced at noon on Sunday, June 24 on the Big Mouth Stage at the Utah Arts Festival.

2018 Wasatch IronPen Information

Registration is now closed for the 12th annual Wasatch IronPen Writing Marathon, in which artists of the written word face off in a 24-hour writing competition. Adult and Youth writers of all experience levels can participate in one of three genres (Fiction, Non-fiction or Poetry) or take on the IronPen Ultra and write in all three!

During the Utah Arts Festival on Friday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m., a visual image writing prompt will be presented live at the Community Writing Center and posted on the CWC’s Facebook (@CommunityWritingCenter) and Instagram (@slcc_cwc) feeds and on this webpage. 

For more information, read the IronPen Competition Rules and Guidelines.

Submissions are due Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Competitors may submit their pieces online via Submittable or in person at the CWC. 

Featured Workshop

The Community Writing Center’s Guide to Sci-Fi

3-part workshop
July 11, 18, & 25 (Wed), 6-8 p.m.

Join the CWC as we explore Science Fiction. How does it work? What makes it unique, and why is it becoming so popular? We’ll take some time to explore Sci-Fi’s history and examine what makes “good” Sci-Fi, as well as read some great short stories, before finally crafting our own Sci-Fi short story.

Cost: $20. Registration is required.
Location: CWC, 210 E 400 S Ste. 8, Salt Lake City

Register for the CWC's Guide To Sci-fi 


The SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) supports, motivates and educates people of all abilities and educational backgrounds who want to use writing for practical needs, civic engagement and personal expression. In addition to an open space available for writing, we provide opportunities to enhance writing abilities through such programs as Writing Coaching , Writing Workshops, the DiverseCity Writing Series, Salt Lake Teens Write, and Community Writing Partners. Recipient of the 2012 Mayor's Artist Award and the 2012 League of Innovations Award. Click here for a brief history of the CWC. These programs are open to all Salt Lake area residents.

Note: If you are an SLCC Student working on an academic assignment, please visit the Student Writing Center.

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